Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1746-61. First edition. First edition of the Insecten-Belustigung ("Insect Entertainment"), one of the outstanding... Read More
Rare books including first editions reated to science, medicine, and natural history. Specializing in Anthropology/Sociology, trade catalogues, birds, and botany.
Paris: J.B. Baillière, 1866. First edition. Presentation Copy. Inscribed, "A Monsieur Jules Kinckel témoingage d'affection de l'auteur E. Blanchard."
À Paris: Chez l’auteur. Et se vend À Amsterdam, chez Pierre Mortier, 1699. Sixth edition (first published 1683). The Art of Firing a Mortar. Blondel (1618-1686), brilliant mathematician, architect engineer, and topographer, was admitted to the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1669. He became director of the Royal Academy of...
Oslo: H. Aschehoug & Co, 1927. First edition. Ashley Montagu's copy, signed by him. With a Typed Note, signed, about the importance of this book and Boas to him. Boas and Ruth Benedict were his advisors while he studying for his Ph.D from 1933-37.
Brooklyn, N.Y: 264-266-268 & 270 Fulton Street, c. 1889.
Philadelphia: Printed [by W. W. Woodward] for B. Davies, No. 68, Market Street and T. Stephens, No. 57, South Second Street, 1795. First American edition of selections from “Secrets Concernant les Arts et Metiers.” The English translation first published in London 1775 as “Valuable Secrets Concerning Arts and Trades.” the...
Boston: Boston and Providence Rail Road Corporation, November 8, 1843. Stock certificate for thirty-six shares of the Boston and Providence Rail Road, signed by Henry Dalton--cancelled November 16, 1843 (in manuscript).
London: Orr and Smith, 1835. First edition.
Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1872. Nouvelle édition (Vingt-Troisième).
London: Printed for W. Mears, 1726. Fifth edition, with an Appendix.
London: for the Author and sold by Longman, Hurst Rees, et. al, 1812. First edition.
[Boston: Printed by Wells and Lilly, 1818]. First American edition.
Cleveland, Ohio: The Bird Research Foundation, 1951. First edition.
N.d. Original Paul Bransom Drawing. A strong and attractive portrait.Paul Bransom (1885-1979), a native of Washington, D.C., received early training in mechanical drawing which led him to analyze and record the individual characteristics of each of the animals he drew. He had a long and distinguished career as an animal.....
New York: The Century Co, . Inscribed. Brasher was a well-known bird artist, whose most noted work was "Birds and Trees of North America". This is an early work with a fine inscription, “To my friend 'Marguerite' An officer in the army fighting for a Square deal to the little...
c. 1923. STONE & WEBSTER CO. IN BRAZIL. A collection of photos of mostly local scenes, as well as construction projects and employees of Stone & Webster Co., and subsidiary, and Brightman & Co., Inc. Photos include William T. McCaskey and Mayor of Codo on mule; handcars transporting passengers and...
Hartford: F.J. Huntington, 1832. First edition. Hunter & McAlpine call this a 'popular...guide to mental hygiene with the stress on social influences.." Brigham was a pyschiatrist who became the first superindendant of the Utica Psychiatric Cente in 1842 and in 1844, became one of the founding members of the Association...
Paris: C. Reinwald et Cie, 1877. First edition. Ashley Montagu's Copy. A fine association copy of a seminal work in the field from the library of the renowned Engish anthropologist, Ashley Montagu. The enormously versatile Broca is perhaps better known now for his studies of aphasia and localized areas of...
London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, . First Edition. This is an update of the author's first book, "Pyrotechnics: the History and the Art of Firework Making." It is still the best book on the History of pyrotechnics.
London: Printed for Private Circulation Only, 1856. First edition. Inscribed by author's sister for her late brother (who dies of a fever in Damascus) on the half-title "To Mrs. Butt/ With the best remembrances of/ the writer's sister." Bromfield was a well known boitanist whose collection went to Kew.
London: Published by W. Palmer, From the Press of D. Buchanan, 1806.
London: Turner & Hadley for Thomas McLean, 1819. Second edition. Pirages:Brookshaw (ca. 1751-1823) was a successful London cabinet-maker whose painted Neoclassical furniture attracted such titled enthusiasts as the Duke of Devonshire and the Prince of Wales, but he suddenly abandoned this livelihood in the 1790s. Art historian Lucy Wood speculates...
Feltham, Middlesex): McGraw-Hill, (1968). First American edition.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1871. First Edition.
Washington, D.C: GPO, 1867. First edition. Pages 1-320 on West of the Rockies, rest by Taylor "Gold Mines East of the Rockies."